Zilmax Type A Medicated Article

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Zilmax Type A Medicated Article

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

(zilpaterol hydrochloride 4.8%)

Active Drug Ingredient: Zilpaterol hydrochloride 21.77 grams per pound (48 grams per kilogram)

Inert Ingredients: Ground corncobs, surfactant and binder

Important: Must be thoroughly mixed into feeds before use. Follow label directions.

Indication: For increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency, and increased carcass leanness in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter during the last 20 to 40 days on feed.

PERMITTED CLAIMS AND LIMITATIONS

Carcass Measurements

Effect of Zilpaterol Hydrochloride, 6.8 grams/ton (7.5 ppm)a

Dressing Percentage, %

Hot Carcass Weight, lbs.

Ribeye Area, sq. in.

Yield Grade

b

12th Rib Fat Thickness, in.

NC

Marbling Score

NCc

aThe effect of zilpaterol hydrochloride on parameters listed in this table is supported by data generated at the dose tested in the clinical efficacy trials.

NC = No Change, ↑ = increased, ↓ = decreased

bReduction indicates an improvement in Yield Grade.

cZilpaterol hydrochloride has been shown to decrease marbling score when fed for 40 days.

Restricted CA Drug - use only as directed.

CATTLE FED IN CONFINEMENT FOR SLAUGHTER:

The approved inclusion rate of zilpaterol hydrochloride is 6.8 grams/ton (7.5 ppm) in Type C Medicated Feed and 60-90 milligrams zilpaterol hydrochloride per head per day on a 90% dry matter basis. The amount of zilpaterol hydrochloride consumed daily by cattle fed in confinement for slaughter will depend upon the consumption rate of the Type C Medicated Feed. Zilpaterol hydrochloride consumption will range between 60 and 90 mg per head per day based on the Type C Medicated Feed consumption rates in the table below.

Cattle Weight

Average Feed Consumption/Head/Day, 90% Dry Matter

Mg Zilpaterol Hydrochloride Consumed Daily by each Animal

Lbs.

Kg

Lbs.1

900

408.2

18.0

61.2

1000

453.6

20.0

68.0

1100

499.0

22.0

74.8

1200

544.3

24.0

81.6

1300

589.7

26.0

88.4

1Assumes ad libitum intake

MIXING DIRECTIONS:

It is recommended that Zilmax® Type A Medicated Article be diluted in a suitable carrier before addition to the final feed. A dilution of 1 part Zilmax® Type A Medicated Article and 9 parts carrier or a 0.68 g zilpaterol/lb premix are the suggested working premixes. Zilmax® Type A Medicated Article and working premix addition rates for complete feeds of varying dry matter are in the following table.

Complete Feed Percent Dry Matter

Zilpaterol Hydrochloride Level (g/ton)

Zilmax® lb

Pounds to be Added Per Ton of Feed

1-9 Working Premix

6.8 g Zilpaterol/lb Working Premix

60

4.53

0.208

2.08

6.66

70

5.29

0.243

2.43

7.78

80

6.04

0.277

2.77

8.88

90

6.80

0.312

3.12

10.00

Thoroughly mix one of the two working premixes and finished feed to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the Zilmax® Type A Medicated Article.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS:

Feed continuously to cattle fed in confinement for slaughter as the sole ration for the last 20 to 40 days on feed to provide 60 to 90 mg zilpaterol hydrochloride per head per day.

TYPE B FEEDS INTENDED FOR ADDITION TO DRY FEEDS FOR CONFINEMENT CATTLE

- Type B Liquid Feeds should be in a pH range of 3.8 to 7.5

- Type B Liquid Feeds should be recirculated or agitated daily and prior to use for 10 to 20 minutes

- Type B Liquid Feeds can be manufactured containing 68 to 680 g zilpaterol hydrochloride/ton

For liquid feeds stored in recirculating tank systems: Recirculate immediately prior to use for not less than 10 minutes, moving not less than 1 percent of the tank contents per minute from the bottom of the tank to the top. Recirculate daily as described even when not used.

For liquid feeds stored in mechanical, air or other agitation-type tank systems: Agitate immediately prior to use for not less than 10 minutes, creating a turbulence at the bottom of the tank that is visible at the top. Agitate daily as described even when not used.

Before feeding, the Type B Medicated Liquid Feed must be thoroughly mixed with other feed materials to make a complete feed (Type C Medicated Feed). Examples of addition rates to complete feeds are shown in the following table.

Zilpaterol Hydrochloride (g/ton) in Type B Liquid Feed

Addition Rate of Type B Liquid Feed (lb/ton) to Complete Feed, 90% Dry Matter

Zilpaterol Hydrochloride (g/ton) in Final Complete Feed (Type C Medicated Feed, 90% Dry Matter)

68

200

6.8

340

40

6.8

680

20

6.8


WITHDRAWAL PERIOD: 3 days

Zilmax Type A Medicated Article Caution

Not for use in animals intended for breeding. Do not allow horses or other equines access to feed containing zilpaterol. Do not use in veal calves.

YOU MAY NOTICE:

Animals receiving zilpaterol hydrochloride may exhibit increased respiratory rate as well as elevated levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and creatinine.

Warning

The active ingredient in Zilmax® is zilpaterol hydrochloride, a beta2-adrenergic agonist. Not for use in humans. An anti-dust process has been applied to the drug product, Zilmax®, in order to greatly reduce inhalation risk. Extended handling tasks with the potential for dust generation require respiratory protection. Wear appropriate skin protection (e.g., impervious gloves, apron, overalls) if there is a potential for extended skin contact. Wear protective eye wear, if there is a potential for eye contact. If accidental eye contact occurs, immediately rinse with water and consult a physician.

Distributed by: Intervet, Inc., Millsboro DE 19966

Made in France

U.S. Patent #4,900,735

U.S. Patent #5,731,028

U.S. Patent #7,207,289

FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MEDICATED FEEDS ONLY.

Store at or below 25°C (77°F)

NADA 141-258, Approved by FDA

Net weight:

 

22.05 lbs. (10 kg)

708481-D

055582 SPI240 04

NAC No.: 10474651

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Inc.

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